Literature

Literature

The events pass, the books are here to stay. For RCI London, the promotion of Romanian literature is a perennial priority. Most of our editorial projects are carried out with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute’s National Book Centre in Bucharest. The goal is to publish the best in Romanian literature and with the best publishing houses.

At the same time, we work to increase the circulation of Romanian names among the British reading public through Romanian events at major British literary festivals, book fairs such as the London International Book Fair. We organize readings, talks, book launches and publish extracts in literary magazines. Major partners include the Royal Society of Literature, British Library, Poet in the City, Waterstones Piccadilly and the European Bookshop in London. 

Events archive

Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Internationally bestselling author Eugen Chirovici and eclectic musician Narcisa Suciu invite you to an evening of music and gripping conversations in Belgravia. The acclaimed author will be joined by writer, editor and arts critic Lucy Popescu, in a discussion about his page-turning thrillers ‘The Book of Mirrors’ (Century, 2017),...

05/12/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Fourth Digital Revolution: Blessing or Curse?

The Fourth Digital Revolution: Blessing or Curse?

We are on the cusp of the Fourth Digital Revolution that will impact the world in an unprecedented manner, reconfiguring our lives in ways that both excite and fill us with apprehension. With increased frequency and from multiple sources we are being exposed to “sound bites” of information that warn us against these forthcoming...

14/11/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Dimitrie Dimăncescu: A Life of Purpose (book launch, film & talk)

Dimitrie Dimăncescu: A Life of Purpose (book launch, film & talk)

Dimitrie Dimăncescu (1896-1984), the Romanian diplomat whose life resembles a novel, war hero decorated by three monarchs and a close collaborator of Winston Churchill, is one of the most remarkable figures of his time in Romanian history. “Uncharted Journey: Memoirs of Dimitri D. Dimancescu”, his astounding memoirs that span the...

23/10/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Author and translator Diana Manole, at the National Poetry Day Translation Summit

Author and translator Diana Manole, at the National Poetry Day Translation Summit

This year’s National Poetry Day celebrations see Romanian writer, translator and scholar Diana Manole take part in the Translation Summit hosted by the University of London’s Institute of Modern Languages Research. Entitled “The Future of Poetry Translation: Pathways and Practices”, the conference brings together poets,...

04/10/2018 @ University of London, Institute of Modern Languages Research, The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Mirroring Discoveries: 100 years of Romanian-British Travelogues

Mirroring Discoveries: 100 years of Romanian-British Travelogues

Throughout the years, travel books have recorded memorable encounters between Romania and the UK. We conjure up 100 years of cross-border revelations and celebrate this great patrimony of ideas, images and perceptions through a one-day event of intellectual exchanges, organised in partnership with the reputed Centre for Travel Writing Studies...

28/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Flavours of Poetry: Flamboyant Mircea Dinescu at RCI London

The Flavours of Poetry: Flamboyant Mircea Dinescu at RCI London

Renowned poet, star chef and TV personality Mircea Dinescu is our guest at 1 Belgrave Square for the launch of his most recent poetry collection in English, 'The Barbarians’ Return', published by the prestigious Bloodaxe Books. The famous author, admired for his brilliant poetry as well as his corrosive wit, will be joined by...

08/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
'Words on the Street': Dublin savours European prose

'Words on the Street': Dublin savours European prose

The Embassy of Romania in Ireland together with the Romanian Cultural Institute join forces again for another EUNIC initiative, 'Words on the Street', devoted to language and literature. Some great names of European writing take to the streets of Dublin, enriching the urban landscape with moments of thought-provoking, revealing...

24/05/2018 @ The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin
Eliade, Back in Belgravia

Eliade, Back in Belgravia

Following the enthusiastic reception in Britain of Mircea Eliade’s first novel, 'Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent', Istros Books continue their incursion into the renowned philosopher and author’s creative universe with an equally enthralling autobiographical novel. 'Gaudeamus' is in fact 'Diary'’s...

08/05/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Polyphonic: Animated Poetry and Music

Polyphonic: Animated Poetry and Music

The culmination of the Romanian programme at the London Book Fair is a multimedia poetry show celebrating the Centenary of Romanian Unification (1918-2018) through poetry, visuals and music. The event features ten of the most talented young Romanian poets of diverse ethnic backgrounds: Michael Astner, Andrei Dósa, Robert Gabriel Elekes,...

11/04/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
It’s All About the Stories: Romanian Literature as World Literature

It’s All About the Stories: Romanian Literature as World Literature

The latest Romanian books in English translation are presented in a special event hosted by Waterstones Gower Street, Europe's largest specialist range bookshop located in the heart of Bloomsbury. The event brings together authors Magda Cârneci (‘A Deafening Silence’, Shearsman Books, 2017) and Arabella McIntyre Brown...

10/04/2018 @ Waterstones Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ
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